A very popular destination for shopping lovers
Oxford Street is a very popular destination for shopping lovers in London. The major road contains several hundreds of shops in a wide range of categories, including national chains and small shops, and constitutes the busiest shopping area in Europe. Attracting Londoners and visitors alike all through the year, it is a vibrant street that lies in the touristic heart of the city.
Surrounded by famous landmarks, restaurants, cafés and museums, it is one of the best places to stay in London. Numerous apartments for rent, cosy b&b’s and cheap hotels are present in Oxford Street and nearby streets, making the hunt for accommodation an easy one. Popular is staying in a bed and breakfast or guest house.
It’s a shopper’s paradise
Shopping is of course the number one activity to indulge in while staying there, since the whole street is lined with shops and boutiques. Stretching from Marble Arch to Holborn, it is a shopper’s paradise, with a blend of national department stores and independent shops to explore.
Neighboring streets are also interesting, with Regent Street and Bond Street for more exclusive designer stores, or Tottenham Court Road for specialized electronics or computer shops. Oxford Circus, situated roughly in the middle of the street, is a famous junction where Tokyo-style diagonal crossing was recently implemented.
Choosing your accommodation in this area means you will be at the commercial heart of London, which is always good if you plan on enjoying a little retail therapy. From cheap hotels to bed and breakfast, guest houses or apartments, you will have a large choice of options.
Besides shopping, visitors can indulge in a fascinating sightseeing adventure, as the surrounding area is home to some of the most famous landmarks in the city, including Hyde Park, Grosvenor Square, Piccadilly Circus and many more. Cafés, restaurants and clubs abound as well, making the place an ideal base to enjoy everything London has to offer.
The London Palladium, one of Londons most famous theatres, is located beside Oxford Circus. Main stores on Oxford Street are NikeTown, Disney Store, Primark, Selfridges Store and John Lewis Store.
While Oxford Street is very busy during the day and gets quite crowded at times, it is usually much quieter at night, which means you can enjoy a pleasant stay at a hotel or a bed and breakfast in the area.
The street itself is not very residential, but you will find great accommodation options in surrounding streets, whether it is Edgware Road, Bond Street or closer to Tottenham Court Road and Holborn, where more cheap hotels and b&b’s are available.
Grosvenor Square is also a great place to stay, as this area nicknamed “Little America” has a very specific and unique atmosphere. If you want a quiet place off the commercial center, consider picking a b&b or looking at apartments around Hyde Park, which would be quite convenient if you enjoy morning walks or runs in the park.
No matter what option you choose, public transportation is excellent all around the area, with numerous Underground stations on various lines, as well as a great number of buses going to all zones of the city, including night buses and services running 24 hours a day.
Location – Tube Stations
Name : Oxford Street
Location : in central London, West End area of London
Oxford Street in London is one of the worlds most famous shopping streets for tourists. It is located in the West End of London running from Marble Arch in the west to Tottenham Court Road in the east and is over one mile in length.
Region : London
County : Greater London
Tube Stations : Marble Arch Station on the Central Line, Bond Street Station on the Central Line and Jubilee Line, Oxford Circus Station on the Central Line, Bakerloo Line and Victoria Line, Tottenham Court Road Station on the Central Line and Northern Line.
Nearest Hotels and Apartments : in the heart of London, West End, Soho and Marylebone area.
Several hotel accommodation can be found nearby or on Oxford Street. One of those hotels is 4 star Radisson Edwardian Berkshire Hotel, located opposite Bond Street.
What to do and see
Bond Street (London, England /Mayfair – St James’s – Piccadilly – Green Park): beautiful street full of shops and department stores.
London Palladium (7-8 Argyll Street, London, England /Soho): famous Victorian theatre. It is a charming and intimate venue with a lot of atmosphere.
Dominion Theatre (268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7AQ, England/ Oxford Street – Fitzrovia): beautiful and really nice theatre to see a wonderful production. It is very centrally located in London within yards of Tottenham Court Road Underground Station.
Wallace Collection (Hertford House, Manchester Square, W1U 3BN, England /Marylebone): fantastic museum just off Oxford St. behind Selfridges displaying an outstanding collection of art bequeathed by Lady Wallace. Entry is free.
Selfridges (400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB, England /Marylebone): famous, large and well maintained department store.
Hyde Park (Rangers Lodge, W2 2UH, England /Bayswater – Notting Hill – Lancaster Gate): large royal park at the end of Oxford St..
Marble Arch : 19th-century white marble faced triumphal arch.
Regent Street : shopping street famous for its Christmas illuminations.